#7 – Lynne is off the grid

We have heard from Lynne, and she has given us the following message:  “No electric, no phone, no computer, more later”.  We’re hoping to get in touch with her soon.  She and Jim (her brother-in-law) started construction today.  They mixed cement and hauled bricks and earned a few blisters in the process, so they got some gloves.  Jim said the Brother in charge of the work seemed surprised to see Lynne get in there and start mixing cement.  For those of us who know her, this is no surprise.

They met the Archbishop a few days ago.  Jim’s suitcase finally arrived a couple of days ago, after he had given up and gone out and bought some clothes!

Lynne thanks everyone for your interest, support and questions, and she hopes we are all enjoying this cold weather while in Uganda it is really hot, and they have no air conditioning or power!

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Joeann Beresford on February 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Glad that you were able to start some work on the construction. And thanks to whoever made this message possible given your lack of electricity, etc. Love, Cec

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  2. Posted by Iris McCoy on February 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I am Jim’s wife and I furnished the information. I have a calling card to Uganda. It is not very expensive for me to call over there, but exhorbitant for them to call here. When I called JoAnn’s this morning, Lynne answered the phone and asked me to get the message out that she is off the grid. Then I talked to Jim and he told me what they have been doing. I got in touch with Kyle at Doorways and passed along all the news and he updated Lynne’s blog for her. Isn’t this blog a wonderful communication tool? I’m so impressed with it and have really enjoyed the updates and the pictures. Thanks, Lynne (and Kyle). Love, Iris

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  3. Posted by Faye on February 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks Iris, for the latest update and keeping tabs on your sister and your husband! Yes, this blog is a wonderful tool indeed. Kyle is very talented indeed to post this for Lynne. This blog has provided me with some anxiety relief–it is helpful to picture Lynne in her surroundings instead of just imagining what it looks like.

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  4. Posted by sehames on February 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Thanks for this great website and news! Thanks, Lynne, for traveling and being there-making cement and all- with Jo and Marian. I’m glad you had a chance to meet Archbishop Odama- we have found him to be truly a man of and for his people. The photos of the people in the market are beautiful- We’re praying for you all there- glad Jim’s clothes finally made it – Be well- Love, Susan

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  5. Posted by terry crow on February 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Lynne, your photographs are to telling! I will share your photos with our kids tonight. Please give our love to Jo, so glad that you and Jim made it to Gulu safe. Know that all of your are in our thoughts and prayers. Terry, Tom, William and Grace

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